It never hurts to pan at thrift stores, right? Many people do not value this type of place, but if we look hard we can always find incredible pieces and at a super affordable price. If you like to compose more vintage looks, for example, thrift stores are paradise.
Every time I travel I try to find out if the city has interesting thrift stores. In New York and Buenos Aires, for example, you can find several cool pieces in these stores. As Paulo and I have already embarked for Boston, I couldn’t help researching a little bit about it. Some of the thrift stores I selected are a little bit away from downtown Boston, but all are worth a visit 😉
Goodwill is a kind of thrift store chain, with more than 165 units spread across the United States and Canada. Most clothing sold there costs less than $ 15, so it’s worth a look around the store. They usually separate clothes by color and model, which helps when customers look for something.
In addition to the price already being great, they usually make discount days every week. Everything is already programmed in their calendar, which can be accessed clicking here. Another interesting thing about Goodwill is that they seek to hire people in low-income situations, giving unemployed people a job opportunity in the USA and Canada!
Despite having slightly more expensive items, the Buffalo Exchange is a great place for those who want to save money when buying clothes. They have stores in various regions of the United States, such as Los Angeles, NY and Seattle. If you are not going to Boston but to another city in the USA, take a look at store list their.
They sell very different clothes, as well as accessories and some decoration items. If you look hard, you will even find some vinyl records. You can also sell your own clothes to them. There in local they explain exactly how the sales scheme works 🙂
Another store that sells a little of everything is Urban Renewals. There you can buy everything from clothes and accessories to books, CDs and records. The clothes are usually separated by colors, so you will have to look a little more for specific clothing models.
Ah, the store is close to the Buffalo Exchange, so you can take the opportunity to visit both stores on the same day. UR usually has several discounts and regulars are used to trying to bargain a little. It costs nothing to try, right? There’s nothing better than getting discounts on something we want to buy!
One of the favorite stores for Boston residents who love vintage clothing is Bobby from Boston. They sell both women’s and men’s clothing, but the store’s focus is on the male audience. Still, women can find very interesting pieces there.
Denim jackets and sweaters, for example, are always being replaced, since the outlet is quite high. If you want to compose a look with a style from the 70s or 80s, be sure to stop by.
Boomerangs special edition
Boomerangs was once considered the best thrift store in Boston. In addition to buying interesting items, you are also helping a good cause by consuming their products. They are operated by the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, that is, thrift stores aim to raise funds for AIDS-related campaigns.
Among the items sold at thrift stores around Boston and nearby regions are clothes, jewelry and other accessories, home-made items and even some pieces of art. They also have a calendar for special discounts, if you want to see just click here.
Covet works more like a boutique than a thrift store, with more expensive items reaching up to $ 100. However, prices have a reason: they are designer goods and expensive brands, as well as being used only a few times.
The store’s instagram is always posting news there. Some of the best-selling famous brands at the boutique are Gucci, Louis Vuitton, YSL and Marc Jacobs. Most of the pieces are from well-done collections, so don’t expect something super new or just released, okay?
The Garment District
Another thrift store with very different clothes and a vintage style is The Garment District. The place is huge and sells a little of everything. The clothes are usually separated in different racks. However, on promotion days, the pieces usually get a little more messy and mixed.
Despite this, it is worthwhile to have a pan there. You never know when and where we’re going to find something cool, right? In addition to the most common clothes, they also sell costume pieces. It’s the perfect opportunity for those who want to have a costume party in sight and want to save money 😉
Impossible to leave Boston without at least a very vintage look, right? I particularly love this style of clothing and hope to have time to visit at least one of these stores!